American fans are gearing up for big-serving rookie sensation John Isner against world No. 1 Roger Federer on Saturday at the US Open. Turns out a good number of players are also looking forward to seeing how the almost-untouchable Isner serve stacks up against the almost-untouchable all-around game of the Swiss.
Does Britain’s Andy Murray think the match deserves the hype?
“Definitely, yes,” Murray said. “I think it’s going to be a great match. The guy — him and Karlovic definitely have the best two serves in the game. I’d probably say Isner is better from the baseline, returns better than Karlovic. Federer’s played Karlovic three times and only broken him once. If Isner returns better and Federer isn’t on his game, then, yeah, it will definitely be an interesting match. Definitely Federer is clearly the favorite, but you never know. In Slams, if maybe Federer gets nervous, I don’t know. He hasn’t in the past. But it’s a tough match against an American. You never know. If he plays like he has been the last few months, then I’d probably say Federer will come through.”
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